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Imposing second half performance lifts Aggies to sixth straight win

Imposing second half performance lifts Aggies to sixth straight win

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

A knockout blow in the form of a second half surge by New Mexico State propelled the Aggies over Kansas City 70-54, keeping them in an ever-tightening race for the conference title — what would be their fourth in five years. The Aggies were up the entire game, but were unable to build a comfortable l...

New Mexico State returns to Pan Am, Aurrecoechea ruled out indefinitely

New Mexico State returns to Pan Am, Aurrecoechea ruled out indefinitely

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

NM State managed to hold off UT Rio Grande Valley last Saturday for their fifth-straight win thanks to an Eli Chuha game-winning layup in the contest’s waning seconds, but the team suffered what could be a significant loss when Ivan Aurrecoechea, who has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injur...

NM State ride stifling defense to 18th straight WAC win at home

NM State ride stifling defense to 18th straight WAC win at home

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

January 26, 2019

The New Mexico State women’s basketball team managed to defeat UT Rio Grande Valley 71-63 Saturday afternoon, increasing its conference win streak at home to 18 while making it 31 wins in its last 32 conference home games. NM State head coach Brooke Atkinson is satisfied with another instance of t...

NM State aim to cap off successful road trip with a win at UTRGV

NM State aim to cap off successful road trip with a win at UTRGV

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

Starting off conference play with a loss put Chris Jans and the New Mexico State basketball team in the unfamiliar position of not leading the pack, forcing the Aggies to adopt what Jans described as a “hunter” mentality. Thankfully for NM State (15-4, 4-1 WAC), the frame of mind that accompanies the new role h...

Aggie women take down UVU in gritty battle for top spot in the WAC

Aggie women take down UVU in gritty battle for top spot in the WAC

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

January 19, 2019

In what was a scrappy type of game, the New Mexico State Women’s basketball team was able to knock off previously unbeaten in conference play Utah Valley, defeating the Wolverines 58-52. NM State (12-6, 4-1 WAC) and Utah Valley (10-8, 4-1 WAC) both were poor shooting from the field in the first half...

Salas, NM State take care of Seattle in their return to the Pan-Am

Salas, NM State take care of Seattle in their return to the Pan-Am

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019

After falling behind early to a struggling Seattle team, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team was able to rally, defeating the Redhawks 75-55 for their third WAC win in four conference outings. In the game’s opening minutes, it looked like it would be another episode of the Brooke Salas ...

Lights out second half helps NM State come back against CSUB

Lights out second half helps NM State come back against CSUB

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019

It didn't match Thursday night’s buzzer-beating finish against Grand Canyon as far as level of entertainment goes, but New Mexico State’s 73-62 grind out win over Cal State Bakersfield is equally as important and impressive, keeping the Aggies near the top of the ultra-competitive WAC. Things didn't look good ...

McCants becomes latest hometown hero on New Mexico State roster

McCants becomes latest hometown hero on New Mexico State roster

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019

There have been some great local legends on the New Mexico State men’s basketball team in recent memory. Kelsey Crooks, Joe Garza, Gordo Castillo and Terrel deRouen all grew up and played their prep ball in Las Cruces before going on to carve out roles for their hometown team. The program went...

McCants hits from half-court, Aggies stun GCU at the buzzer

McCants hits from half-court, Aggies stun GCU at the buzzer

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 11, 2019

Wow. There’s not really any other way to start. In a game with 13 lead changes, 11 ties and neither team able to lead by more than six points at any given time, it was only fitting that everything came down to the last shot at the final buzzer. Now, Johnny McCants is probably use to seeing himself...

NM State continue to roll with throttling of CSUN

NM State continue to roll with throttling of CSUN

James Martin, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

New Mexico State (9-2) couldn't have capped off an uber-successful calendar year at the Pan-American center any better, dismantling Cal State Northridge 92-57 with impressive depth and a prolific long-range shooting performance for their ninth win of the season. Chris Jans’ group notched their season-hig...

Aggies bounce back against Northern Colorado after extended break

Aggies bounce back against Northern Colorado after extended break

James Martin, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018

A disheartening loss like the one New Mexico State suffered nine days ago at now No. 1 ranked Kansas can sometimes cause an emotional letdown in the games following, but, even though it was far from a perfect performance, the Aggies managed to get back into the win column, topping Northern Colorado 74-6...

Turnovers cost New Mexico State in loss to Lobos

Turnovers cost New Mexico State in loss to Lobos

James Martin, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018

Turning the ball over has plagued the New Mexico State women’s basketball team throughout much of the early portion of the season, but the Aggies, for the most part, have been able to overcome that and get results. NM State’s 28 turnovers were too much to overcome in Saturday afternoon’s 75-50 l...

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